Posts tagged ‘food’

December 16, 2013

life, lately.

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This semester totally kicked my ass.

I spent days elbow-deep in 20-page articles to extract a couple of sentences for a research paper. I read through countless job descriptions, only to nix the majority of them because, well, I’m overly picky some (most) times. I ate several pints of Ben & Jerry’s (… cause everyone knows that 1 pint is actually just 1 serving, right?). I ventured to the laundromat for the first time. I changed laundromats because… oddballs and weirdos. (Enough said.) I ran around campus for group projects, then ran around the city for job interviews. Needless to say, sleep was minimal. I spent a week wearing a suit and pairing it with the same 2 dress shirts; I never felt as thankful to put on a pair of jeans as I did by the end of that week. I sat on my bed and ate a slice of the best pumpkin pie I’ve ever had. I sat on my bed and let mascara run down my face (perfect make-up is overrated). I walked 20 minutes to get another slice of aforementioned pumpkin pie from Flour Bakery, only to find that THERE WAS NO MORE PIE (!!!!!). I handed in an absurd number of papers and projects; a few of those are probably some of the best work I’ve ever done. I started running. I stopped drinking coffee. Yeah, that didn’t last long (surprise!). I got stuck at JFK the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I discovered the wonder that is a cheddar/ brown sugar/ apple crepe (SO good).

In other words, this semester has undoubtedly been my best yet. Simultaneously torturous but exciting, challenging but beyond rewarding.

I don’t have a recipe for you today, but I do have a random collection of phone pictures that recap some sources of inspiration or happiness from the past few months. In other words, life lately.

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February 24, 2013

side notes: food musings & a green door

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This is, perhaps, the most glorious sandwich on the face of this planet. Hummus, shredded carrots and beets, mixed greens, and feta cheese on 7-grain bread – healthy decadence at its best.

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January 10, 2013

side notes: lights & things

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Psssssst. Can I let you in on a little secret?

Sometimes I like to take blurry pictures. They’re imperfect and dramatic.

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November 18, 2012

side notes: is it thanksgiving yet?

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On this edition of side notes, we’re going to be talking about pie (obviously), Goldfish, Biscoff, journals, studying, muffins, and fresh mozzarella. Ready… break!

Wednesday night was spent baking pumpkin pie and listening to music. It was glorious. I threw in a bit of extra ginger and cinnamon for a slightly spicier flavor. Good call!

By Thursday afternoon, the pie was gone. What can I say, we just like our pie!

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November 12, 2012

side notes: beyond the kitchen

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There’s so much to write about here in Boston, but in the past few weeks I’ve felt especially inspired. Inspired not only to write about this amazing city , but also random tidbits or “side notes” of life. Generally speaking, most of my posts do contain some kind of anecdotal commentary. With this new series, however, I am striving to focus more on random “slices of life” with an emphasis on spontaneous cell phone snapshots and concise, humorous (hopefully!) writing.

Get ready to go beyond the kitchen. Let’s dive in to the side notes!

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